What does take to mean?

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take to

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fancy, go for, take toverb

    have a fancy or particular liking or desire for

    "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"

  2. take toverb

    develop a habit; apply oneself to a practice or occupation

    "She took to drink"; "Men take to the military trades"


  1. take toverb

    To adapt to; to learn, grasp or master.

  2. take toverb

    To enter; to go into or move towards.

  3. take toverb

    To begin, as a new habit or practice.


  1. take to

    "Take to" is a phrasal verb which generally means to develop a liking or fondness for something or someone, or to begin doing something regularly or habitually. It can also mean to adapt or become accustomed to a new situation, environment or lifestyle. The exact interpretation often depends on the context in which it is used.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of take to in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of take to in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of take to in a Sentence

  1. John Chilcot:

    Until we have received and evaluated responses from all those who have been given the opportunity to respond, I cannot give an accurate estimate for how long it will then take to complete our work, but it is still clear that will take some further months, i therefore see no realistic prospect of delivering our report to you before the General Election in May 2015.

  2. Matt Darvas:

    Some of those villages -- several years ago, before there was vehicle transport -- used to take seven days to reach. Roads are shut now to some of those villages, so we can only imagine how long it will take to get there.

  3. Yayna Arieva:

    We really don't know how long it will take to win the war because like the situation on the first day – it was really hard fighting. Now, everything [is] calmer, especially near Kyiv. But still, this calmness of the fight means it will take much longer from both sides, … We will take every meter of opportunity that Russians tried to take from us.

  4. Ernest Hemingway:

    Before we take to the sea, we walk on land. . . Before we create, we must understand. . .

  5. Walter Savage Landor:

    Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.


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